Cool Name of the Week: Stark

I had to stay up extra late tonight, just so I could watch the penultimate episode of this third season of Game of Thrones one more time. And if this tasty little tidbit of TV is still sitting in your DVR, do not read any further.

(I’m totally serious! Stop reading now! SPOILER ALERT!)

In the tradition of the Game of Thrones, they’ve killed off some of the most loved characters in the most shocking way ever—as a bridal party (infamously called the “Red Wedding” in the novels the TV show is based upon) turned into a slaughter, resulting in the deaths of the heroic Robb Stark, his wife, Talisa and his mother, Catelyn. And in honor of the recently departed, I’ve selected their family name, Stark, as the baby name of the week.

Stark is a word name, which means spare and austere—but also can mean sharp and clear. It might make a too-bold choice for a first name, but feels fresh as a middle name—I’d love it paired with Gabriel, Wyatt, Leo, Ari, or, for the true-blue Game of Thrones fan, Robb or Eddard. Stark could also work for a girl—the nation’s hottest name, Arya, obviously goes with it. I also love it with Carolina, Adeline, Lillian and Dahlia.

What do you think of the name Stark? Too weird? Would you use it for your son or daughter? If you’re  a big Game of Thrones fan, don’t miss my selection of great baby names from Game of Thrones that you might want to consider for your own future Khaleesi!

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